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									             Apple Inc. (AAPL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
        Reference Code: GDTC27353FSA                                                                                          Publication Date: JAN 2013

          1 Infinite Loop                                    Phone             +1 408 9961010                   Revenue          156,508 (million USD)
          Cupertino, CA                                      Fax               +1 408 9960275                   Net Profit       41,733 (million USD)
          95014                                              Website           www.apple.com                    Employees        72,800
                                                                                                                                 Technology             and
          United States                                      Exchange          AAPL [NASDAQ]                    Industry
                                                                                                                                 Communications

       Company Overview
       Apple Inc. (Apple), previously Apple Computer, Inc., is one of the leading computer and mobile phone manufacturers in the world.
       The company undertakes the production and sale of personal computers, portable digital music players, and mobile
       communication and media devices. It offers personal computing products that include desktop and portable personal computers,
       related devices and peripherals, besides third-party hardware and software products. The company’s software products include
       Mac OS X, its proprietary operating system for the Mac; server software and related solutions; professional application software;
       and consumer, education, and business oriented application software.
       Key Executives                                                                SWOT Analysis
                      Name                                 Title                      Apple Inc., SWOT Analysis
         Timothy D. Cook                     Chief Executive Officer                  Strengths                              Weaknesses
         Millard S. Drexler                  Director
                                                                                                                             Dependence on Network
         Albert A. Gore                      Director                                 Robust Research &
                                                                                                                             Providers
                                                                                      Development Activities
         Andrea Jung                         Director
                                                                                                                             Limited iPhone/Mobile Phone
         Arthur D. Levinson                  Chairman                                 Operational Efficiency
                                                                                                                             Variants
        Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
        Research, GlobalData
                                                                                      Opportunities                          Threats
       Share Data
         Apple Inc.                                                                   Innovative Products & Designs Potential in Retail Segment
        Share Price (USD) as on 15-Jan-                               485.92          Growth Opportunities in                Intense Competition
        2013                                                                          Emerging Markets
        EPS (USD)                                                      44.15
        Market Cap (million USD)                                    457,101          Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                     GlobalData
        Enterprise Value (million USD)                              446,355
        Shares Outstanding (million)                                     941
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Research, GlobalData

       Financial Performance                                                         Recent Developments
                                                                                      Dec 27, 2012         Apple Files Patent Application With USPTO
                                                                                                           For On-Demand Generation Of Electricity
                                                                                                           From Stored Wind Energy
                                                                                      Dec 05, 2012         Apple Plans New Solar PV Facility In Catawba
                                                                                                           County, North Carolina
                                                                                      Nov 10, 2012         NCUC Issues Order Accepting Registration Of
                                                                                                           Apple's 4.8 MW Fuel Cell Facility As
                                                                                                           Renewable Energy Facility
                                                                                      May 17, 2012         NCUC Approves Apple's CPCN Application To
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
                                                                                                           Construct 20 MW Solar PV Facility In Catawba
       Research, GlobalData                                                                                County, North Carolina
                                                                                     Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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       Table of Contents
       Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................................................................... 2
          List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
          List of Figures ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
       Section 1 - About the Company.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Apple Inc. - Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................................................ 4
       Apple Inc. - Key Employees ............................................................................................................................................................... 5
       Apple Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ............................................................................................................................................. 6
       Apple Inc. - Major Products and Services........................................................................................................................................... 7
       Apple Inc. - History ............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
       Apple Inc. - Company Statement...................................................................................................................................................... 11
       Apple Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries ........................................................................................................................................... 14
          Head Office ................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
          Other Locations & Subsidiaries ..................................................................................................................................................... 14
       Section 2 – Company Analysis ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Apple Inc. - Business Description ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Apple Inc. - Corporate Strategy ........................................................................................................................................................ 17
       Apple Inc. - SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................................................. 18
          SWOT Analysis - Overview........................................................................................................................................................... 18
          Apple Inc. - Strengths ................................................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Robust Research & Development Activities ............................................................................................................. 18
             Strength - Operational Efficiency ............................................................................................................................................... 18
             Strength - Strong Brand Image ................................................................................................................................................. 18
             Strength - Well Diversified Product Mix ..................................................................................................................................... 18
          Apple Inc. - Weaknesses .............................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Weakness - Dependence on Network Providers ....................................................................................................................... 19
             Weakness - Limited iPhone/Mobile Phone Variants .................................................................................................................. 19
          Apple Inc. - Opportunities ............................................................................................................................................................. 19
             Opportunity - Innovative Products & Designs ............................................................................................................................ 19
             Opportunity - Growth Opportunities in Emerging Markets ......................................................................................................... 19
             Opportunity - Growing Tablet Computer Market........................................................................................................................ 20
          Apple Inc. - Threats ...................................................................................................................................................................... 20
             Threat - Potential in Retail
								
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